THE YA&OO DEMOCRAT.
Office ou Main Street.'
By V. 8. Epperson & ii. W. Jonca.
YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1854.
Tii 3 Yazoo Democrat
li nuhlished WEEKLY, every Wednesday
ai THftSB DJLLARS IN ADVANCE, or
four tf not paid within on a month from the
time of sttbscr Ibiaff.
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nitinued until all
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the pub lis hoi
From one t ti
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Obituary Bailees 96J
nblished without ehai
paid for ut rcsfttlaa advertising prions.
tributes of R j;pct, sn.-h as resolutions pass
ed by a Sjeiety oa the death of u member, to
be paid far as ad vertii a meats,
W. It. MILES, K. 15. HAVES.
flilcs & Itlayes.
T T O R N E Y S A T LAW.
ft T' ELL give their attention to nil butdases
VT entrusted to them in all the Conns held in
the comities ot Yunoand Holmes.
(:'?- Oifi-e ia Wilson's building. b? the Tel-
Yazoo City, Jan. 5, lS53-lv
amcs K. 3urru,
i firm? & mli:trty
WILL give prompt attention to business
entrusted to them in the Circuit and Pro
bate courts of Yzao Holmes and Madison
ond in the Superior courts at Jackson.
Yazoo citv, July SOth 1351. ly
" LAW CARD.
Attorney At haw, Yazoo City, Mis
7l!.,L practice m tne courts ai
w and the Circuit Courts oi
Yazoo Carroll, Utalaaull Chucta?.-
.-haneery court at Carrolton.
JAMES EL PATTERSON,
No. l L:ust Street,
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Refer to Messrs. Shropshire & Massey, and
R. ft. Williamson &. Co., Yazoo City.
3. S. Ti PPAIT & GO.
Ha, steel, i imams
BLUK9HITH S iOOLS,
C A R RI AGES, S PR I NGS,
MmiWfCI PAPER AXD
I VA SHING THN S Til E E T,
Dec 13, 1332. n6.-ly
p. a. o
v.r. ii. n.
I. V. OWE & CO.
Cotton Factors 8f Com mission Merchants
No. 17, Cab xueeet Street,
Rrfer to Judge J. R. BURR US, Yazoo City,
A. M. WEST, Holmes County,
JESSE MASEY, Vernon, Mi.
"l7"E are prepaired to make advances andfur
Yf aish supplies to planters wishing to do
busiaesa with the above firm.
June 9, 1852. J AMES THARP & CO.
E. E. BRUXEK. Vr. I. 15RUXER.
POWELL &. HILLIARD,
Main Street, Yazoo Citv, Mississippi,
AVING taken in addii
O our torrni
extensive Manufactory, the establishment
lately occupied by Mr. C. H.Primm, opposite
our old stand, would respectfully inform the
public that we have made extensive additions
to our slock of Carriages, both of our own and
Northern and Eastern Manufactories. Com
prising Coaches, Ooacfiees, falling top Barou-
hes and (-Uiariottees, Kockaways, slide seat
Buggies of superior ntyle, with extension tops,
combining the convenience of Barouche or
Rockaway. Also roll up side top Buggies,
Giggs, Pheatons, and open Buggies of ellegant
pattern for single or double harness. Also
Buggy and Coach Harness, Whips of all pat
terns, riding Bridles, Martingals. Mridle bits.,
stirrup irons, Ladies, Gentlemen and Boys ri
ding Saddles of all patterns, of our own man
ufacture. Saddle-basrs and Spurs also Fly
Nets of all colors. Wjbbing for saddle-girts,
hand-holders and furnishing goods of all kinds
for saddle and harness manufacture.
Also, Oil Carpet, Brussels do., and carpel
fringe, Enamelled cloths of all colors, paten
Dash and Collar Leather, Hog skins and,saddl
skirting. Enamelled top leather also Enara
elled leather for linings, comprising all tin
colors used. Blue and drab broad ehsths, dim
ask of all patterns and colors, silk for festoons
fringes for do., silk and worsted Tufts, holdei
tassels, broad and narrow Laces, tufting but
tons of all colors, tufting and band nails.
TacKs of all sizes, brass and silver knobs, jap
panned brass and silver glass frames. Coach
handles and locks, bolts of all sizes, screws do.,
'oprings, Axels, top prop3 and capped Nuts
castings of all kinds. Also a good assortmen1
of BiacKsmith's tools; Coach varnish, Paints
Leads &c. Also Buggy and Wagon hubs
turned spokes and bent shafts and rims, Buggy
poles and bows, and coach poles.
We also manufacture wagons for four or two
horses, Pedlar wagons. Drays, Ox Wagons
aud Carts. Dray and wagon Harness, and ars,
.roep constantly on hand Trace Chains. Collars,
Bridles, whips and all heavy articles used for I
suiai purpc3e -. aii ot which we ofter tor sale on
reasonable, terms for cash or approved credit.
Persons wishing any thing in our line, will
ftjid to their interest to call and examine our
'tock before parchasfalng elsewhere.
REPAIRING of all kinds connected with
if business, done with neatness and dispatch,
1 all orders for new work thankfully receiv
' and satisfaction given.
April 20th, 1S33.
CONVERSE & CO.
Grcers uiid Dealers in Wttftem
At. JI7 Tehoupitoulas, corner of LofayetU St.
Offer for sale the following Goods, together
with many articles in their line, not cnu
mesated below, which will bo told low
for Cvsij or pood City Acceptances.
hi.perial, Gunpowder, Young Hyson,
Uio, Havana, Jamnea, Lagopra, Choice Old
Louisiann, Havana, New York nd New Or
leans. Loaf, Crushed, Powdered, Clarified,
M 3 L A S S E S .
Plantation, Sugar House, New York and
Extra St. Louis, Superfine St, Louis, Illinois,
Ohio, Corn Meal and Hommony.
Mackerkl, Noa. I and 3, in barrel-, half bar
rels, nr. bbls.. and kitts, No. 3 in bbls.
Hearings, in barrels and half barrels.
Salmon, in kitts and half kitts.
Codfish, ID boxes and drums.
Herring, in boxes.
Castor, Lard, Linseed, Whale, Sperm, Tan
7Te?3 and Prime Pork, Mess Reef in bbls. and
half bbls., Prime Beef, Ribbed and G lear Siles,
Shoulders, Srgar Cured and plain Hams; Dried
Beef and Tongues, Pickled Tongues, Lard,
tSu:ter, Cheese, goshen, English, dairy and
western, Beans, Potatoes, Onions, coacse, line,
table and rice Salt.
Sp:rn, Sutr, Adman tine. Tallow.
S OA P .
Winchester's, Lirermores, gEagle, Jackson's1
MunPs Extra, Castile Fancy Bar, Variegated,
Toilet, Shavtnjr, Shaving Creum.
FRUITS, NUTS, & C .
R.tisins, Almonds, Crapes, Currants, Prunes
Figs, Brazil Nats, Pecan Nuts; Citron, Cran
berries, Dried Apples, Dried Peaches.
P A PER
Writing, Wrapping, Playing Cards
variety Cotton Twine, Lamp Wick.
PICKLES, C A T S U P S
Underwood's Davis' and Wells, M.&. Provosts
PICKLES, in gallons, half, qu rier and one
eight a gallons. CATSUP Tomatto, Walnu,
Mushroom, Worcestershire. SAUCE Rose
Water, Pie Fruit, Currant Jellies, Assorted Jel
lies, Pepper Sauce, Havana Preserves, American
rves in glass and tin, Canton Ginger, Ca
s Salmon, Lobster, Shad and Sar
SPICES, &. C .
Kentucky Mustard, Cassia in mats and glass
Cloves, Mace, Nutmegs, Pepper, Allspice Gin
gin, Cayenne Pepper.
V O O D E N - W A R E .
Backets, Tubs, Brooms, wash Boards Clothes
Pins, Shoe Brushes, Sciub Brushes, Manilla
Lines, Bed Cords, Matches,
DRUGS, & c .
Indigo, Copperas, Salaeratas, Brimstone, L.imp
Black, Spanish Brown, Carb. Soda, Cream Tartar
Camphor, Madder, Alum, Epsom Salts, Sulphur,
Saltpetre, Magnesia, Quinine, Sealing-Wax.
Cognac and Domestic Brandy, Jamaica Rum,
New England do. New Orleans do, Holland
Gin, American do, Irish Whiskey, Sooth do,
Rectified do, Mcnongahela do, Bourbon do.
(Madeira Wine, Sherry do, Oporto do, Malaga
do, Muscat do. Champagne do, Claret do, Bran
dy Cherries, Brandy Peaches, Curacou, Mara
schino, Absynthe, Annisetie, Cordials, Stough
ton'fl Bitters, Lemon Syrup, Assorted do, Por
ter, Ale, Cider, Essence Peppermint.
TOBACCO. SEGARS AND SNUFF.
A large assortment of TOBACCO CIGARS
of all qualities Cuba Sixes.
fetarch. Powder and Fire Crackers, Shot, Ba
Lea-i, Nails. Ink. Macaroni Vermicelli, Candy i
Corks, Bottles, Pipes, Flasks, White Loac,
Glass, Putty, Blacking.
QCr ORDEKS PROMPTLY EXECUTED
December 15, 1882,
OpPWll. P. Converse, T. M. Converse
Wm. P. Converse, Jr.
mY tiooos. 7
Nos. 11 & 13, Magazine Street,
Corner of Common, New Orleans.
The subscribers have on hand, and still
continue to receive from the North and Eu
rope, a complete assortment of European and
American Dry Geods suitable for this market
and which they respectfully offer fer sale on
Their stock of Dry Goods consists in part
of the followinjr enumerated articles:
French and English Negro Blankets;
7-8, 4-4, 4-4, and Twilled Lowel 1 Cottons,
3-4,7-8,4-4, and Twilled White and Brown,
Kentucky Linseys and Jeans,
Glasgow Jeans and Lowell Linseys,
PlaidLinseys foe House Servants,
Blue and Fancy colored Kentucky Jeans.
White, Blue, Red, Yellow, And Green
Negro Woolen Caps, Socks and Shirts,
Heavy and Light Cottonades and Denims.
Madras and Mock Madras Handkerchiefs,
Blue, Black and Mixed Satinets,
French Calicoes, Ginghams, Silks, Bareges,
English Calicoes, Merinos, Alpacas and
English Hose, Undershirts, Drawers and
German Hose, and Half-hose,
Plain; White, Figured and Colored Swiss
Irish Linen, Drilling and Diapers,
India Rubber Suspenders,
Cotton and Silk Umbrellas,
Cotton and Thread Laces, etc.
Purchasers are respectfully invited to call
and examine our stock before making their
purchases, NORTH .BROTHERS, & CO.
New Orleans, Oct. 22d, 1852 ly.
M J HAYWES
Hardin & Hay ties.
Dealers in Produce, Groceries, Staple
Uoods Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, Su
gar, Coffee, Flour, Pork, Bacon, Molasses,
Bal, Spices, Soap, March, Shot, Gunpowder,
Indigo, Bagging Rope and Twine, While
Lead, Quinine, tyc. Sic.
Yazoo 'ily, ITIisfc.
Nearly opposite P. O'Donnell.
P.S. We are prepared to furnish all kinds
of supplies to Planters, and make Cash advan- j
oes un Cotton consigned to our friends in ST I
Orleans. Messrs. OA KEY & HAWKINS.
27 th 1851.
UNIUS L. JOHNSON
WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMIS
SION MERCHANTS, No 82 Magazine St.
Corner Poydran Street, NEW ORLEANS.
Oct. 10852 ly
YirS&sbui'gatid New Orleans I'stcket
rjf'MIE very fast and entirely .- fc
.a new steamer rill iNULbS, LA-v
T. ('. Ifor.MF.s. Muster, will 1-:ivm
Air New Orleans and all landings on the coast,
regularly every Friday, at 12 o'clock, M.
PORTER FJ ELD 6c CO., Agents.
Vic ks burg, May 4, 1353.
IN BANDS 1,000 feet Gin Uands, 8, 8
and 10 inch. JusLreceived and for sale by
Aag. 17, loo3. WILSON & HYATT.
1RES1I corn meal, and teed lor cows, and
M. corn, milk and butler for sale by
C. J. BLACEiMAN."
J..C. SMITHBR & CO.
tVhoiesale and IStail iirocers,
NO. 10, CANAL STREET, New Orleans
Deceaibex 15, lb 52.
FANTON & TUIiLEY,
1 1 holtsale and Hit ait Dealt rs in
Fancy asttl staple iry (xootls,
CLOnWlNG, BOOTS, 5U0ES, BATS, C.ll'S,
Corner of Washington and China Streets,
BRUTJEB & SON,
rofiinlHfilnn. Beeelvliaji and. For
Mulberry Street, Kcksburtt, Mississippi,
f"EEPo constantly on hand, Phuitaiion Sup
!. plies of all kinds. WagOSS, Plows Cic,
&.c. Liberal advances nu-de ou COttOU, shipped
to our friend,
J. H. H E A LD,
3-1. Natchez SriiEEX. New Orleans.
December 15, 152.
A. I I iiiibtr & o.
Manufacturers, and Wholesale Dealers
BOOTS, SHOES A.ND BROGANS, No.
and 50, Common Street, NEW ORLEANS.
October lstlSo2 ly
1 EVOLVING elf-cocking and other su
Vperior quality pistols, for sale by
December 24th 1851. S. H. WILSON.
Cl ENTS fine ehoea and boots for sale by
Xjune 22. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY.
LARD OIL 100 Gallons No. 1 Lard O
Just received by
Feb. 10, 1S5:J. WILSON & HYATT.
1H'M TV4 A r.,.i'w.n l..t rf rrttl IVflc
usi reeei-. eu v liiCWi' a. i . . i .,
frebruarv 10, 153.
W RIGHT, WILLIAMS &, CO.
CI, Union Row, Cakondklet Stbeet,
NE W ORLEANS.
V CONTINUE to ship to this House, nod wtl
A be always rea.ly an t willing to make libera
cash advances on consignments to them. YVil
also furnish plantation supplies &.
Yazoo City. Oct 6 1S52.
H is. sue
SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY
Wf E oiler inducements equal to any other
tv house, in Dry Goods and Produce.
Aug. 10, '53. SHROPSHIRE MASSEY.
II . LAURENCE A
OFFCE on Main Street, next door to Winn's
Hotel. A list of prices for any operation
on the teeth, can be consulted at the office.
Feb. 2, 1853.
MOLASSES 20 Bis. Reboiled Molasses for
for sale by SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY
ABRAHAM J. WKIGHT.
A. JT. WRIGHT & CO.,
COITON FA C TOMS
COMMISSION AND FORWABKING MER
CHANTS, No. 67, Gravier Street, New Orleans.
February 4 , 1 853-1 y
llardware audi Queens ware.
WE keep a full assortment of the above arti
cles always on hand.
May 2, 1853. J. THARP & CO.
WATT SYKES & NOBLE,
CQF Jas. M. Watt, Greenwood, Miss. A. J.
Sykes, Columbus, Miss. E. Pickens Noble,
May 25, 1853.
Carpenter's and Plantation Tools.
WE have a very excellent assortment of toola
of all kinds on hand and for sale.
May 3d, 1853. J. THARP d CO.
Hhds. Bacon, assorted, for sale by
june 22. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY,
HATS Summer and Dress, for sale by
une 22, I8S3. S. & M.
A.j -T. HAKD1W.
VV I L LI A M S . B F P E It S O N , EDI T U 11.
THE MOHOGANY SPEAKER.
When a man a young man not born with
natural eloquence a youth to whose lips the
potato-blossom has never magically imparted
the flowers of Speech wheu, we say, a voung
man is called upon his le
anu stands w
ground glass in his stockings his heart work
ing, like a piston, twenty coward
ears ringing with the vibrations of forty-thousand
bells his eyes striving to fix the dancing
candles, and his tongue as cold and motionless,
lying in his mouth withal as clammy as a deid
snail when a man is in this tremendous stress
of emotion, then and particularly then lie ii
called upon to own that that very moment o1
i u.su pportable agony is, beyond all conceivable
comparison the happiest moment of his life.
We say nothing of the hypocrisy of the asser
tion. Hypocrisy is highly necessary in decent
life. It is li.e veneer of mohogany covering the
deal plank ; making lBCJiier wood presentable
in good society. We suy nothing of the hypoc
risy; but sympathize very deeply with the suf
ferings of the hypocrite. Hence, in the exuber
ance of that goodness that for ihe past ten years
has put fonh tl.is Pocket-Book as a daily guide
and monitor to millions, we propose io set
down a certain atunbex of toasts to meet some
of the Lrge and small necessities of table, or, so
to speak, of manogany life. And to begin .
1. Birth-Day Speed on arriving at the age of
one and iiccuty
Ladies and Geutlemeu: Standing on the
bread ground of manhood, I look around me and
1 thank you. Yes, la.ties and gentlemen, 1 lcel
my responsibility; 1 feel my privileges of citi
zenship, and I hope I u.jj feel my duties. Yes
terday 1 was an iulaiK to-day, here strike the
bosom with the expanded liand. to-day 1 urn a
man. According to the bcaigjttity ot the Bril
ish constitution, lam eligible this supposes you
not to be a Jew, to any office. 1 see a bright
and extended line, before me beginning with
the church- warden and ending with the Prime
Minister. I hope, if called upon by my parish j "P 0 rent yet 'tis odds, from his garb and de
or mv country, I shall be found equal (as that meanour, that your other guests take him for
:d novelist Eugene Axsn has observ
ed ) equal to either fortuue.
And now permit me to allude to the authors
of mv beniLT, the proudest of authors, since it ,'
can be said of every child what cannot be said
of every book, the child is original. Use or
oicit this, according to the capacity of the compa
ny for a joke. To the best of lathers 1 owe
much; and when I feel assured that it is, des
pite of himself, his pareutal intention to pay
all my debts, trhenJ feel this, I also feel I shall
owe him considerable more! Indeed, at the
present moment, I cannot venture to suimise the
amount of obligation ; however, let that pass,
but let it pass into thankfulness for w hat is gone
and oh ! w ith treble thankfulness for the al
lowance that is to cmne. And now how shall
I speak of the kindness of my mother? How,
w ith sufficient affection for years of indulgence,
... i . ,-
llttrhi ut iniAni v with
beginning, in the dim tw
the unlimited run of the
... . .
ouLiai-t-asiii, uuu cnu-
ing w 'ith any amount of pocket-money and (he
roically daring the anger of my father) with the
secret trust ct the laich-key. 1 have also to
thank the friends of my childhood. To you,
lrs -f herena?ne, who watched over my
second teeth, and look me to the dentisi's, when
my mother shruuk from that painful duty; to
you 1 owe my dental regularity, here smile, and
trust that, for many years, I may exercise my
molars and incisors on your beef and pudding.
May the day be long, long distant, wheu I shall
inherit your punch-ladle, ornanieuied with a
Queen Anne's guinea, to say nothing of the base
Mammon, called, in the slang of the selfish
world, the Three per Cents.
And you, sir, name and address family friend
can I forget the in'.erest you, my godfather, took
in raj earliest welfare 1 Can I cease to remem
ber that upon your wholesome advice, I was
wholesomely flogged for truant, when the. weak
ness of ray parents would have suffered ine to
pass unscathed-? No, sir, that most healthy
flaggellatiou I shall never forget. It is marked,
here again the hand to the heart, marked indel
ibly here- You are a childless bachelor ; would
it were otherwise ! Would I call the son of
such a friend my friend ! It was not to be, and
I bow to fate. However, sir, believe this ; the
name with which you have honored me shall
never be sullied ; nor shall the estate with which
that name is proudly associated should it in
fulness of time descend to me, for one month,
one day, one hour, one minute be sullied by a
mortgage be blighted by a money-lender. La
dies and gentlemen, forgive my feelings; and,
in conclusion, believe, and although I am 1 am
indeed a man, I never felt so much a child.
Opposition. "A certain amount oi opposi
tion,"' sajs JTohn Neal, "is a great help to a map.
Kites rise agaimt and not with the wind. Even
a head wind is better .than none. No man ever
worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm.
Let no man wax pale, therefore, because oppo
sition. Opposition is what he wants, and must
have, to be good for anything. Hardship is the
native soil of manhood anil self-reliance. He
that cannot abide the storm without flinching or
quailing, strips himself in the sunshine, and lays
down by the wayside, to be overlooked and for
gotten. He who but braces him.self to the
struggle when the wind blows, gives up when
they have done, and falls asleep in the stillness
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing
in nature a piece of impertinent corresponden-
cy an odious approximation a haunting con-
science a preposterous shadow lengthening in
the noontide of your prosperity an uuwelcome
remembrancer a perpetually recurring mortifi
cation a drain ou your purse a more int-dler
able dun upon your pride a drawback upon
success a rebuke to your rising a stain in your
blood a blot on your scutcheon a rent in your
garmerif a death's head at jour banquet A
ESthoples' pot a Moruecai in vour sate a Laz-
arus at your door a lion iu your path a frog
in your chamber a fiv in vour ointment i
mote in your eye a triumph to your enemy art! Down the hilly willing road comes the load
apoloev to your friends the one thine not need-! ed v oin- Hi8!l P-r hed in the midst of the fra-
Iful the hail in harvest the ounce of sour in a
pound of sweet the bore par excellence.
known by his kn'xk. Your heart telleth you
"That is Mr. 1 A rap, between familiarity
and respect ;that demands, and at the same time
seems to despair of, entertainment. Heeutereth
smiling, and embarrassed. He holdeth out his
hand to you to shake, and draweth it back
again. He casually looketh in about dinner
time when the table is full, lie offereih to go
aw ay, seeing you have company but is induced
to stay. He filleth a chair, and your visiter's
two children are accommodated at a side-table.
He never Cometh upon open days, when y ur
wife says with some complacency "My dear.
pnrhnps Mr, will drop in to-day." He rc-
aseaabeieth birth-days and professclh he is for
tunate to have stumbled upon one. He declar
eth against fish, the turbot being small yet suf
fereth himself to" be importuned into a slice
against his first resolution. He sticketh by thp
port jet will be prevailed upon to empty the
remainder glass of claret if a stranger press it
upon him. He is a puzzle to the servants, who
are fearful of being too obsequious, or not civil
enough to him. The guests think "they have
seen him before." He calleth you by your Cbiis
tian name, to imply that his other is the same
n ith your own. He is too familliar by half, yet
you wish he had less diffidence. With half the
familiarity, he might pass for a casual depen
dent ; with more boldness, he would be in no
danger of being taken for what he is. He is too
humble for a friend, yet taketh on him more
state than befits a ' lient. He is a worse guest
than a country tenant, inasmuch as he bringeth
one. He is asked to make one at the whist ta"
ble ; refuse th ou the score of poverty, and re
sents being left out. When the company break
up, he proITereth to go for a coach and lets the
servant go. He recollects your grandfather ; and
will thrust in some mean, and quite unimportant
anecdote of the family. He knew it when it
w as not quite so flourishing as "he is blest in
seeing it uow." He revheth past situations, to
institute what he calleth favourable comparisons.
With a reflecting sort of congratulation, he will
inquire the price of your furniture ; and iusuit
you with a special commendation of your win
dow-curtains. He is of opinion that the urn i&
the more elegant shape, but, after all, there was
something more comfortable about the old tea
kettle which you must remember. He dare
say you must find a great convenience iu having
a carriage ot your own, and appealeth to your
i lady if it is not so
There is a worse evil under
is a female poor relation.
! the sun, and that
You may do something with the other ; you
pass him off tolerably well; but your indigent
she-relative is hopeless. "He is an old humor
ist," you may say, "and affects to go threadbare.
His circumstances are better than folks would
take them to be. You are fond of having a 'char
acter' at your table, and truly he is one." Bui
in the indications of female poverty there can
be no disguise. No women dresses below her
self from caprice. The truth must out without
shuffling. ''She is plainly related to the L s;
or what does she at cheir house ?" She is, in all
probability, your wife's cousin. Nine times out
of ten, at least, this is the case. Her garb is
something between a gentlewoman and a beggar,
yet the former evidently predominates. She i
most provukiugly humble, and ostentatiously
sensible to her inferiority. He may require w
be repressed sometimes aliquando sujlaminan
dus erat but there is no raising her. Y'ou send
her soup at dinner, and she begs to be helped
after the gentlemen. Mr. requests the honor
of taking wine with her ; she hesitates between
port and Madeira, and chooses the former, be
cause he does, She calls the servant Sir; and
insists on not troubling him to hold her plate.
The housekeeper patronizes her, and the chil
dren's governess takes upon herself to correct
her when she has mistaken the piano for a harp
sichord. Virtue its own reward. Every man, undt-r
God, has his destiny in his own hands. If he
will be virtuous, he may be. If he is virtuous,
he cannot but be happy. Like the suffering Re
deemer, he may and will be "a man of sonow
and acquainted with grief ; but his consolation
shall flow like a river, and his righteousness and
happiness shall flow like the waves of a peace
ful sea ; following one after another, until they
bear him to the bright and beautiful land beyond
the tomb. Reader ! art thou poor? art thou
tried by thine infirmities? Art thou persecuted
bv enemies? Still -"Hope on, hope ever," be
the motto of thy life. Still be virtuous, and
your triumph shall be certain. I do not know a
single young man who'has started with me in
life, guided by a virtuous intent, wh.. has failed
of success. Many of that class are scattered to
and fro in the earth. Fierce blasts and pelting
storms beat upon manj of them to this day, but
everv one of them n w living who has been
virtuous, has won for himself a degree in his
sphere ; and many shall rise up and bless the
hour when these young men w ere born. Harry
Twilight in the ilhiffc.
How softly fulls twilight in the village
j woods are crowned with red, and ihe hills fade
j irom crimson to purple. A holy radiance shinea
m trie blue transparency of the skies. The birds
twitter bits of song as they fold their plumage
for rest. One star, out betimes, to light eve
ning through its cloud path, trembles at its own
beauty, mirrored in the placid river. In peace
the sun i3 sinking behind the hills. Peace is
written on field, flower and leaf. Peace seems
falling from Heaven like the dew that sinks iu
the heart of earth. The low hum of humau
ri" is rather the melody of silence than its
; ynounu, sits a - How haired child-
tricky as a sprite, an oat plume in his brimless
hat, a bunch ot gaudy burs in his hand. Ah !
life will weave thee some crown of thorns, my
boy, even more rapidly, more surely than thou
thy field treasures; thou canst not throw it by
Black Pomp Brisks by his master's .-ide as he
guides the lumbering oxen. The old man is tir
ed. And who shall say that Dnwrltten poetry
swells not his bosom as he sees his wife and ba
bies ia the mellow distance. Sure of welcome
happy rustic he ! No city splendor lor him
but large shares of heart and h:.ni?.
In a hundred kitchens the snowy cloth is
spread. On a hundred hearths the boiling ket
tle bubbles its merry music. Out go mothers
to gather in the straggling children from garden
and hill-side. How the berries have stained
them lip, cheek, frock and ftngrrs, and w hat
boots chiding? They v.iil do the same to-morrow.
From hill sitle streams con.e the elder
boys, their hands full of tiny fisli, the little girls
hasten from their mimic gardens, leaving their
broken tw igs to shoot into trees as they fondly
Neighbor hails neighbor, as he shakes the dust
from his shoes, and lifts the latch from his gate,
driving bclore him to their shelter a crowd of
hens and chickens. Here and there a while
headed patriot puts lingeringly from his sight
his favorite newspaper, folds -the old horn-rimmed
sctacles away iu a case, worn like him
self, and hobbles iu to the call of supper. Ven
der, where a spectre hand, white as death, folds
back the muslin curtains, the poor consumptive
woos the cool, sweet breath of evening, as it
comes with stars in its crwu of rejoicing.
Now on the stillness floats ihe sacred s ng.
Childish ringlets are crushed between dimpled
hand and cheek, gray locks soften with their sil
very outlines, and horny palms. Heads are bent
reverently, and through the solemn hush up to
the angels who minister in the good homes, are
wafted simple prayers, and the) bear liiem to
the Father- Now curtains are nngathered and
shutters locked, but between crack and crevice
gleam out their yellow rays from the sick room
from the student's dumber from the kitch
en, rich only iu cleanliness come those little
ministers of light An-I they stream out out
o er the white fences, over the brown hedees,
clear through to the water's brink, And there
clustering about the silver w ake of the moon,
they daucc and glitter lill the rustic bridge fright
ens them away with its shadow till departing
day's drowsy glance melts into sieep, and twi
light is ended. Olive Branch.
A beautiful THOUGHT. We take the follow
ing beautilul jiassage from an address of Theo
dore Romeyn, Esq., of Detroit, before the Lite
rary Societies of Rutgers College, on "Our
country aud her claims :"
"As in the light ot cltivated reason, you look
abroad, you see a wealth of beauty, a profusion
of goodness iu the works of Him w ho has strewn
flowers in the wilderness, and painted the bird,
and enamelled me insect. In the simplest and
most universal of His laws you can read this
lesson. An uneducated man dreams not of the
common sunlight, which now in its splendor
floods the firmament and the landscape. He
cannot comprehend bow much of the loveliness
of the world results from the composite charac
ter of light and from the reflecting properties of
most physical bodies. If instead of red, yellow
and blue, which the analysis of the prism and
the experiments of absorption have shown to be
its constituents, it had been homogeneous, sim
ple white, how changed would all have been.
The grow ing corn and the ripe harvest, the blos
som aud the fruit, the fresh greenness of spring,
and autumn's robe of many colors, the huesflof
the violet, the lilly, and the rose, the silvery
foam of the rivulet, the emerald of ihe river, and
the purole of the oieau, would have been alike
unknown. The rainbow w ould have been but
a paler streak in the grey sky, and dull vapors
would h ve canopied the sun, instead of the
clouds; which, in dyes of flaming brilliancy
curtain his rising up and going dowa. Nay
there would have been no distinction between
the bloom of childhood and the flush of health,
and the paleness of decay, the hectic of disease
aud the lividness of death. There would have
been an unvaried, unmeaning leaden hue, where
we now see the changing and expressive coun
tenance, the anted earth, and the gorgeous firm
ament." The monarchs of the present are not Nicho
lases and Josephs, but Rothschilds and Barings ;
men like Morse and Fulton are their kings-at-arms
; and the sovereign power of the time
builds itself Crystal Palaces. For "its merchants
are princes, its traffickers the honorable of the
Bbioht. ' 1 say, my little son, where does
the right hand road go?" "I don't know, r ;
'taint been nowhere since vre lived he1
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